Sports

On the South Fork we have Shinnecock and the National, but west of here sits another wonderful golf layout meriting worldwide admiration, Bethpage Black, where Brooks Koepka won the P.G.A. Championship by two strokes over Dustin Johnson on Sunday.
Bonac’s baseball and softball programs are in the midst of rebuilding their teams from Little League on up.
Matt Maya, an East Hampton High School senior, broke the school’s 400 intermediate hurdles record at Hewlett High School’s Bulldog Invitational Saturday.
It’s that men’s slow-pitch softball time of year again. Get your rundown of that and other locals sports action right here.
East Hampton would have to win out in its final series with Sayville in order to make the postseason.
The South Fork Country Club’s head pro, Tim Garvin, has for a decade now been overseeing popular member trips to some of the world’s best golf courses.
East Hampton’s girls track team did well in an invitational with 11 schools here over the weekend, while Jonny De Groot made the county quarterfinals in tennis.
Coming up, Bonac boys tennis hits the countys, and girls and boys tracksters will compete at divisional meets Monday and Tuesday. All UpIsland.
A first-timer wins the Hither Hills trails half-marathon at Montauk’s Ed Ecker County Park, while Ryan Fowkes leads Bonac’s tracksters at St. Anthony’s invitational.
East Hampton High’s top three singles players, and its top doubles team, are headed for this weekend’s county individual tournament at Half Hollow Hills West in Dix Hills.
Frank Ackley of Springs said he hadn’t played competitive singles in three years. He was eager to see where he stood.
T-ball instruction starts Saturday at John Marshall, while Tara Farrell does it again in the Long Island Marathon
The week ahead in local sports action includes softball and baseball home games and the boys and girls track invitational here on Saturday.
The South Fork Islanders, a combined team coached by Matt Babb of Southampton High, beat Brentwood 9-6 here last Thursday and now have a record of 2-10.
Despite being bageled by the St. Anthony’s Friars, an undefeated senior-loaded rugby side, the Section XI Warriors “were scrappy as hell,” Kevin Bunce, a co-coach of the team, said. “I think we played really good. We didn’t quit.”
Ryan Fowkes, Bonac’s top distance runner, who’s headed to George Washington University on a partial running scholarship in the fall, won the 2,000-meter race at Port Jefferson’s Steeple Fest Plus late last month.
Bonac boys host Amityville at the track on Friday, the Hither Hills Trails Half-Marathon is Saturday in Montauk, and the baseball team faces Rocky Point here on Tuesday.
Vinny Alversa, Bonac’s coach, used four pitchers against Shoreham-Wading River, a perennial baseball power from which a couple of major leaguers have come, and all four pitched well.
“He did very well . . . it was an awesome experience,” said Kevin Smith, James Bradley’s coach and Montauk Downs’s longtime head golf pro, who went down to Augusta National with the Bradleys.